The Scania Malaysia Ipoh Branch team has been crowned champion in the Scania Top Team Malaysia 2017-18 bi-annual competition. The 5-member Ipoh team, called “Pendekar Penyu” was led by Mohd. Faizal bin Abd. Aziz in this local competition that focused on sustainability; Scania prides itself on sustainable transport solutions.
“To win this leg of the competition, we had to ensure our technical skills were top notch and no doubt that this would then be transferred to our daily tasks in servicing the vehicles,” said Mohd Faizal. “The most interesting part of this year’s competition was the info stations on sustainability, particularly the autonomous vehicles system. We were excited by the thought of us learning about such futuristic systems and are looking forward to working on such vehicles,” he added.
The Malaysia edition of the Scania Top Team competition saw 5 local teams put through theory and technical challenges, and judged on their competency in areas such as logistics, methodology and technical knowledge. At the same time, team discipline and the ability to work under pressure were also evaluated.
For the first time, info stations were set up at the Top Team competition with its main focus on sustainability. Championing sustainable transport solutions gave first-hand insight to the Top Team contestants on fuel-efficient technologies, alternative fuel & electrification technologies and safe & smart transport solutions such as the autonomous vehicle systems.
“With the rapidly changing transportation industry, business owners are continuously looking at various ways to increase productivity and maximizing profitability. Scania continues to be ready to help our customers achieve that,” said Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director for Scania Southeast Asia.
“The Top Team Competition this year continues from previous years in enhancing the service skills of our service personnel. The technician’s work in maintaining the uptime of Scania vehicles will contribute to sustaining the growth of our customer’s business,” she added.
The Scania Top Team competition grew from a national training event in Sweden into a global competition program held once every 2 years. The 2017-18 event marks the 10th installment to be organized at a global level, involving more than 8,000 participants from 70 countries which represents a record number of countries participating.
The winning team from the respective national leagues will represent its country at the regional competition in September 2018. From the 5 regional leagues held around the world, 10 teams will be selected for the Top Team World Finals, which will be held in Sweden in December 2018, where teams will compete for the total prize amount of EUR 100,000.